WATCH: apetito highlights nutrition and hydration awareness importance

Leading provider of meals to care homes, apetito, is supporting Nutrition and Hydration Week which runs from 14-21 June.

The meals supplier is running a series of topical webcasts to help raise awareness of the signs and dangers, and how to avoid malnutrition and dehydration.

Each day, there will be a different 5-minute webcast, that can also be listened to as a podcast through apetito’s website.

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apetito’s in house dietitian, Emily Stuart, will host the podcasts, talking informally with clinical practitioners and influencers around the themes to provide help and support for those involved.

Joining Emily will be variety of guests, including Kate Allatt, an inspirational survivor of locked in syndrome, specialist malnutrition clinician, Grace Allmark, as well as apetito’s national accounts manager, Lisa Delaney.

Each podcast will provide easy to digest information on a different aspect of malnutrition, with the aim of raising awareness, supporting care homes and educating its listeners.

The podcast line-up is as follows:

Monday: The Warning Signs of Malnutrition

Tuesday: The Impacts of eating Texture Modified Meals and their Importance

Wednesday: Hidden Hydration in Food

Thursday: The Importance of Plate Presentation

Friday: Importance of the Dining Experience and Socialisation

Emily said: “Malnutrition is a health condition that many of us do not associate with a G8 country, yet it is a very widespread problem in the UK, especially within care homes. Releasing a series of podcasts during Nutrition and Hydration Week is an opportunity for us, as meal providers to the elderly, to help educate our listeners about malnutrition and the importance of good hydration.

“We hope our podcasts will provide easy to access information for those caring for residents who may be struggling to intake the necessary nutrition.”

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